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It was the year the music business finally got to grips with new technology, Tony Blair quit and Amy Winehouse’s troubles became painfully clear. SOPHIA DEBOICK looks back at a pivotal 12 months

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

When the political season resumes with the party conferences, we had better have got our act together. All of us. Or else this thing is happening

Editor-at-Large Alistair Campbell has a suggestion: to anyone yet to book a holiday – try Albania

Did you spot the Canadian angle on the British government’s latest Cunning Plan, the one intended to make good Theresa May’s pledge to leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice on Brexit Day without doing serious “no deal” harm to the economy?

Britain’s funniest politico Steve Coogan talks Corbyn, Grenfell and how Alan Partridge is a rabid Hard Brexiteer.

The New European has finally decided to publish one of persistent Brexiteer Robert Miller’s letters. But was it worth the wait?

Emmanuel Macron has been lucky. But also courageous. Here’s how the combination has led to a remarkable turnaround in previously gloomy nation

Plot gossip: Leaky lips in the Tory party and a look at the world beyond Brexit sniping

How did Brexit Britain lose the spirit of the 2012 Olympics?

Among some of those who can see Brexit is a disaster there is a gloomy fatalism about letting it happen anyway. That is a big mistake.

It’s becoming clear what the British people want from Brexit. But they are not being given the option, says former PM Tony Blair

Prime Minister Theresa May has become a much diminished figure on the world stage

A vanity not evident in his years on the fringe has become visible.

Matt Kelly recalls an eventful year for The New European

Shortly after the outbreak of WW2, a polemic was published identifying the “guilty men” who had led Britain to such a moment of weakness and peril. Now, following Brexit, a new version has been released.

In this column’s unflinching commitment to finding fragments of silver lining in the debris that has been the Year of Brexit it is torn between Emmanuel Macron and Dominic Cummings.

Ahead of the Lions rugby game, our Editor at Large considers patience, dreaming and winning the bigger fight - Brexit

From George Osborne at the Evening Standard to Ed Miliband at Radio 2, fallen politicians are finding new platforms.

The only thing that might restore our standing is a leader who is prepared to say what needs to be done – changing our mind on Brexit – and then leading the country through that process.

The Brexit vote has divided us in a new way between the Optimists and the Pessimists. Just to complicate things, both tendencies exist in both Remain and Leave.

The year of Brexit AKA The year you’ll want to forget

Mired in their own troubles, both Britain and the US have abandoned their duty to stand up to Russia

Brexit is the ‘third rail’ of politics – touch it and you are dead. But a sane strategy could yet emerge

None of us want this great nation to be laughed at ... But that is what is happening

This has been a dreadful campaign, as shallow and mean-spirited in its way as the Brexit campaign last summer, its proximate cause.

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